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(Brian Hayes/The News Tribune via AP, Pool) 

Lawyers for three Washington state officers charged in the death of a Black man who was beaten, shocked and hogtied facedown on a sidewalk have made their final arguments to the jury.Two of the Tacoma police officers, Matthew Collins and Christopher Burbank, are charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Officer Timothy Rankine faces a manslaughter charge for holding Manuel Ellis face down as he repeatedly said he could not breathe.

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(Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, File) 

 The region is struggling with an increase in synthetic opioid overdose deaths and visible public drug use in Portland and Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee wants lawmakers to approve $64 million in additional funding to expand opioid use prevention and treatment programs. Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has proposed declaring a fentanyl emergency in Portland. 

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Anita Crawford Clark 

Children and teens are invited to more inclusive book fair, where each will receive a free book of their choosing.

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Nolan Lienhart 

New owners submit plans for mixed-use and open spaces, residences and promenades, to city.

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(Luke Johnson/The Seattle Times via AP) 

The National Weather Service reported that rainfall records were shattered in some areas of the Olympic Peninsula. Washington and Oregon officials have urged drivers to use caution as standing water and flooding affect roadways. 

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Pastor Dennis Payne 

As physical attendance dwindles, First African Methodist Episcopal Zion is joining the growing trend of churches that are re-imagining how best to use their facilities.

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A man pushes items while a homeless encampment is being cleaned up in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) 

Homeless people and their advocates say encampment sweeps are cruel and costly, and there aren't enough shelter beds or treatment for everyone. But government officials say it's unacceptable to let encampments fester and people need to accept offers of shelter or treatment, if they have a severe mental illness or addiction.

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Teachers hold signs and chant in front of a middle school. (AP Photo/Claire Rush, File) 

The agreement must still be voted on by teachers who have been on the picket line since Nov. 1 over issues of pay, class sizes and planning time. It must also be approved by the school board.

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The law is one of the toughest in the nation. It requires people to undergo a criminal background check and complete a gun safety training course in order to obtain a permit to buy a firearm. It also bans high-capacity magazines.

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Former Police Accountability Commission member Aje Amaechi 

Police Accountability Commission members feel their work is being negated.

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